Dear Editors, I want to share with your readers how privileged we are to have someone like P.A. Ackerman in our community. I experienced something unbelievable this past Shabbos and I’d like to share it with you.
I got a call from Catskills Hatzolah on Friday night that my nine-year-old son tripped and fell onto a bench causing a large laceration on his forehead.
Hatzolah advised that going to P.A. Ackerman was the best choice, although it may not be covered by insurance.
I did not know then who she was.
After a long hour, and over 30 stitches later, my son was brought back to camp b”h.
But I was really blown away by what happened next.
The next day, I called P.A. Ackerman and asked how much I owed her. I assumed it would be pricey because there were three layers of stitches. P.A. Ackerman answered so matter-of-factly, that she has a deal with Hashem that if she does work on Shabbos, she will only take the minimum of $150 to cover the basics. (She has a lady working with her opening the lights and doing any melacha she doesn’t have to do so as to minimize chillul shabbos.) She said Parnassah comes from Hashem and Parnassah with Bracha does not come from work done on Shabbos.
In 2019, it is rare to find such a person!
May her holy work and honor of Shabbos bring her much success and ultimately bring the Geula Shleima for all of Klal Yisroel.
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